April 26, 2016

TITLE SPONSOR OF THE
2016 CHARITY PREVIEW PARTY

IN THIS ISSUE

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

SAVE THE DATE: Economic Forecast

If You Missed the April 12 Webinar on the New Damage Disclosure Rule, it is Now Available for Purchase On-Demand.

Thank You to This Year's Sponsors of the Innovative Dealer Summit

Thank You to Our Sponsors of the 8th Annual Charity Preview Party

 

UPCOMING SEMINARS & EVENTS

SAVE THE DATE: Economic Forecast

2016 ACA Basics - Now on Demand!

KPA WEBINAR: Determining Employee Classification: Employee vs. Independent Contractor

All Seminars & Events

 

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Automotive News Best Practices

Clear The Air Foundation 60 Second Video

Auto Industry News at a Glance

 

REGULATORY & LEGAL UPDATES

Damage and Vehicle Condition Disclosure Rule Now Effective

Reduced reception desk hours at Auto Industry Division

 

ENDORSED PROVIDER

Federated Insurance: Auto Dealer Claim of the Month

UniFirst... The Nation's Preferred Auto Uniform Supplier

 

ALLIED MEMBERS / ANNUAL MEMBER GOLF EVENT SPONSORSHIP ADS

Thank you to the Sponsors of the 11th Annual CADA Member Golf Event


DEALER MILESTONES,
HIGHLIGHTS & TRANSITIONS

NADA Chairman Jeff Carlson Outlines Priorities for 2016

Let Us Know About Your Accomplishments!

 

THE AFTERFACT

All the News That's Fit to Email!


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CADA Open Road is now beginning its eighth year of service, providing uninterrupted weekly news and information for Colorado automotive professionals to better compete in our industry, since its first issue on
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SAVE THE DATE: ECONOMIC FORECAST

IF YOU MISSED THE APRIL 12 WEBINAR ON THE NEW DAMAGE DISCLOSURE RULE, IT IS NOW AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE ON-DEMAND. PLEASE CONTACT CADA TO PURCHASE YOUR COPY TODAY!


THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS OF THE 8TH ANNUAL CHARITY PREVIEW PARTY

THANK YOU TO THIS YEAR'S SPONSORS OF THE INNOVATIVE DEALER SUMMIT


CHECK OUT CADA'S BLOGS

The 102” is the Colorado Automobile Dealers Association's blog featuring the Chair's Column, written by 2016 CADA Chair Fletcher Flower, printed in The Bulletin, CADA's monthly print publication.

CADA also recently unveiled a new events and updates blog, which you can follow by clicking here.


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CLEAR THE AIR FOUNDATION 60 SECOND VIDEO


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AUTO INDUSTRY NEWS AT A GLANCE

Listed here are several articles pertaining to the auto industry in general that appeared recently in newspapers and other media outlets across the nation.


…more news articles are included at the end of this issue.


DAMAGE AND VEHICLE CONDITION DISCLOSURE RULE NOW EFFECTIVE

Damage Disclosure - Revised Rule Goes Into Effect April 14, 2016
CADA Open Road, April 5, 2016

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REDUCED RECEPTION DESK HOURS AT AUTO INDUSTRY DIVISION

Beginning May 2, 2016, the Auto Industry Division will be modifying the hours of operation of the reception/licensing desk. The new hours of operation will be:
9:00 a.m. – Noon  / 1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
(Note: The Division reception area will be closed from Noon to 1:00 p.m.)

These new hours of operation will allow staff more time to efficiently and effectively conduct licensing requirements, including quality control and training.

The Division will remain open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. for all other business

Click here for a PDF of this alert.

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If you have questions on any legal or regulatory topic, please contact:

Tammi McCoy, VP, tammi.mccoy@coloradodealers.org, 303.282.1449

Tim Jackson, President, tim.jackson@coloradodealers.org, 303.282.1448

DISCLAIMER: CADA is not authorized to dispense legal advice. The information contained in this weekly email is intended to provide important updates and reminders regarding statutes, litigation, and regulations. CADA always advises that dealers should consult legal counsel on the specifics of any laws or regulations to ensure proper compliance.


KPA WEEKLY WEBINAR: 
Covers an Environment & Safety or an HR topic each week

Thursday, April 21, 2016, 10:00 am Mountain Time
10-11am (MST)

Upcoming Webinars

Determining Employee Classification: Employee vs. Independent Contractor

Steps to following the law when classifying employees.

It may seem like the obvious choice to hire employees as independent contractors, but unfortunately it's not always that easy. Employees can only be classified as independent contractors if they meet specific guidelines. Seemingly simple things such as being on company payroll, use of company property, and the permanency of the relationship can mean that they cannot be independent contractors. Join KPA's HR expert Brianna Stashak as she delves into the difference between employees and independent contractors. Brianna will discuss: The 5 Part Test, Appropriate Independent Contractor Documentation, Management Best Practices

Click here for upcoming Human Resources webinars.

Click here for upcoming EH&S webinars.


Previously recorded webinars are also available

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Event Description
Date/Time
Location

SAVE THE DATE: Economic Forecast

Thursday, May 12, 2016 5:00 – 7:30pm


Colorado Automobile Dealers Association
290 E. Speer Blvd.
William D. Barrow Building
Denver, CO 80203

CLICK HERE for more info.
RSVP to Khorrie Luther
303.831.1722 or khorrie.luther@colorado.auto

2016 ACA Basics

On-Demand


For more information or to purchase a copy, please contact:
Mary Arambel
303.282.1457
or e-mail
mary.arambel@ coloradodealers.org

KPA Weekly Webinar

Special Event: HR Practices Webinar for Group Dealerships


10:00-11:00am (MST)


CLICK HERE for upcoming topics and to register!

Previously recorded webinars are also available at the above link.

If you have a particular area of interest or would like to suggest a training seminar topic, please contact Marsha Temple at 303.457.5123 or marsha.temple@coloradodealers.org


FEDERATED INSURANCE: AUTO DEALER CLAIM OF THE MONTH

Federated Insurance’s “Claim of the Month” – Could it happen to you?

A sales rep drove a high-end demo home. That evening, she took friends out for dinner and drinks. On the way home, she caused an accident that resulted in two serious injuries, and the death of a single mother of three.
CLAIM AMOUNT: $3.5 million

What policies are in place to help prevent this from happening at your dealership? Do you know who’s driving your vehicles? Federated Insurance recommends several best practices to help protect your business and manage risks; for example,

  • Know your drivers. Order MVRs on all employees who may drive company vehicles.
  • Limit the number of demos.
  • Transfer the risk: get the title out of the dealership’s name.

These are just a few loss control recommendations you can use to help protect your dealership. To learn more, contact your local Federated Insurance representative and request a copy of our Auto Dealer “Keys to Success” risk management education materials. Federated Insurance is recommended by 18 state and national auto dealer associations just like yours for customized insurance programs and value-added risk management services, such as Federated’s Shield Network®, the Risk Management Resource Center, and the Federated Employment Practices NetworkSM. Visit www.federatedinsurance.com to discover resources you can use to create or ramp up your own risk management program, or to contact your local representative.

CLICK HERE to download a copy of this article.

Federated Mutual Insurance Company • Federated Service Insurance Company* • Federated Life Insurance Company Owatonna, Minnesota  55060 • Phone: (507) 455-5200 • www.federatedinsurance.com *Not licensed in the states of NH, NJ, and VT.

This article is for general information regarding risk prevention and should not be considered legal advice. The claim example is only a basis for discussion and illustrates only one possible scenario. Coverage for actual claims will be determined solely by individual policy terms and facts of the claim. The recommendations presented are not guaranteed to reduce or eliminate any risk of loss. Seek qualified counsel regarding questions specific to your circumstances. © 2015 Federated Mutual Insurance Company.

Federated Insurance specializes in general liability/business insurance for selected industries, including auto dealers.  CADA members interested in more information, contact Mike Russell, Senior Account Executive, Cell: 480.216.5445 or mdrussell@fedins.com

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UNIFIRST... THE NATION'S PREFERRED AUTO UNIFORM SUPPLIER


 

THANK YOU TO THE SPONSORS OF THE 11TH ANNUAL CADA MEMBER GOLF EVENT


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NADA CHAIRMAN JEFF CARLSON OUTLINES PRIORITIES FOR 2016

LAS VEGAS (April 2, 2016) – In his first speech as 2016 chairman of the National Automobile Dealers Association, Jeff Carlson pledged to build on the momentum NADA established in 2015 and lead the organization into its next 100 years of successful advocacy on behalf of America’s franchised new-car and -truck dealers.

In remarks at the 2016 NADA Convention & Expo in Las Vegas, Carlson highlighted several of NADA’s priorities: right-sizing NADA to carry out its primary mission of advocacy, promoting the value of the dealer franchise network for consumers and helping dealers stay true to their mission by providing their customers with affordable mobility.

“We have right-sized the association and are ready to enter into the next century. A century where we will advocate for all dealers, all of the time, everywhere, just as we have for the past 99 years,” said Carlson, president of Glenwood Springs Ford and Glenwood Springs Subaru in Glenwood Springs, Colo., and co-owner of Summit Ford in Silverthorne, Colo. “We will do that in the legislative and regulatory arenas. We will do that with our manufacturers.”

Carlson, who represents Colorado's new-car dealers on NADA's board of directors, added that NADA will continue to build in its successful advocacy efforts on key issues, such as preserving the ability of dealers to discount credit and make credit affordable and accessible, and being advocates for dealers and consumers alike when it comes to ill-advised government policy and manufacturer issues.

“The CFPB is overreaching into our business model, which will reduce consumer access to the most competitive credit market on the planet,” he said. “It’s no secret that the dealer franchise system has been attacked unfairly and relentlessly. But, the best defense is a good offense. We’ve made sure to identify those in Washington who understand and respect our business.”



And concerning vehicle recalls, Carlson added that NADA is working to make sure Washington understands that new-car dealers also want the driving public to stay safe.

“We need 100% of the dealers to perform 100% of the recalls 100% of the time,” he said. “And we will because it’s the right thing to do.”

Carlson said the automotive industry is evolving at a rapid pace, but core values have remained unchanged.

“Everything we do is with intent, passion, commitment and love. A lifestyle where dealers can and do make a difference in the lives of others,” Carlson said. “There’s a common core in the best of us: and it’s not how good we are at selling cars. It’s trust, honor, friendship and love.

“Most of all, we’re connected in an industry – and with a product – that generates emotion and equates to freedom,” he said. “That’s the way the auto industry and the American dream have aligned for millions of Americans over our last 99 years.”

The 2016 NADA convention ran from March 31 to April 3 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. More than 25,000 new-car and -truck dealers and their managers, as well as dealers from over 30 countries, auto industry executives and exhibitor staff will attend.

LET US KNOW ABOUT YOUR ACCOMPLISHMENTS!

Have you or anyone else at your dealership won an award recently? Have you or your dealership provided any outstanding community service? We want to recognize such accomplishments. Please send us a brief write-up of the award or event along with any other information to milestones@coloradodealers.org. Also include your contact information for further follow-up.



ALL THE NEWS THAT'S FIT TO EMAIL!

  • Four new (or updated) electric cars hitting the road in 2017
    The Christian Science Monitor, April 26

    The four electric car models coming to dealerships next year may change the numbers on what makes are currently selling best.
  • Ford Has No Plans To Join Electric Car Range Race
    Clean Technica, April 26

    The future of the electric car is a matter of much conjecture. Last week at the SAE World Convention in Detroit, Kevin Layden, director of electrification programs and engineering for Ford, told the press his company has no plans to join the electric car range race.

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